2020-2021 BudgetGeneral Brown voters approve $24.3 million budget; elect two board members
General Brown Central School District voters approved the district’s $24.3 million 2020-21 budget proposal, elected Natalie Hurley and Scott Lytle to the board of education and approved the purchase of four new buses. Read the full story.On April 1, the 2020-2021 NYS budget was adopted. Due to the current pandemic, the final budget included a freeze in foundation aid and a mechanism for a future mid-year cut. At its April 6 meeting, the Board of Education approved a spending plan for the 2020-2021 school year that preserves all current positions and programs/services for students. Please use the links below to access budget documents for the 2020-2021 school year.The annual budget vote and Board of Education election will take place on June 9, 2020, by absentee ballot only. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters as determined by the Board of Election's registered voter list and the last two year's school budget vote poll lists. If you do not receive a ballot by June 1 and you are an eligible voter, please contact Debbie Bennett, District Clerk, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Advocacy ToolkitBecome an advocate for the students in the General Brown Central School District. Click on the following link for helpful tools to assist you in advocating for our schools and our children: TOOLKITFiscal Stress Monitoring System ReportThe Office of the State Comptroller has developed a public fiscal stress monitoring system that provides feedback to school districts and community members regarding the level of fiscal stress in which the District is currently operating. To view the 2017 reports, please click on the following link:
Property Tax CapNew York State defines the tax cap as limiting a local government’s (e.g. city, town, village, various special districts and school districts) overall growth in the property tax levy to 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. However, it isn't a 2 percent tax cap at all. It is a tax levy limit based on a complicated 8-step formula. Click on the following link to learn more: Property Tax Cap
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